Coconino NF moving back to Stage 1 fire restrictions

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Contact(s): Coconino National Forest Supervisor's Office 1824 S. Thompson St. Flagstaff, AZ

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., June 27, 2024 — Due to the amount of rain the forest has received over the last several days that reduced the criteria for meeting Stage 2, Coconino National Forest will move back to Stage 1 fire restrictions Friday (June 28) at 8 a.m. 

Stage 1 restrictions prohibit fires, campfires, charcoal, coal, wood stoves, and smudge pots, except within a developed recreation site. Smoking is also prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or an official developed recreation site. Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forests. 

Using a device that is solely fueled by pressurized liquid petroleum, propane, or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.  

The public is reminded to always be extra cautious when recreating on public lands, regardless of restrictions.  

Additional Resources for Statewide Fire Restrictions 

National forest fire restrictions can differ from local, county, and state fire restrictions, so be sure to check the location of where you are recreating or camping for specific fire restrictions. Below are resources for many different locations across Arizona: